City of Harrisburg, PA
Dauphin County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Harrisburg as indicated in section histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 9-701.1 Rules and regulations. [1]

The rules and regulations of The Harrisburg Authority, as amended from time to time, are hereby adopted by reference as if fully set forth herein, and such rules and regulations shall be binding on all customers and have the force and effect of law.
Note: In January 1990, the City water system was sold to The Harrisburg Authority. Rates, charges, provisions, rules, and regulations are governed by the Authority under the provisions of the Municipality Authorities Act of 2001, Act of June 19, 2001, P.L. 287, as amended, 53 Pa.C.S.A. § 5601 et seq., and the City operates the water system pursuant to the terms of a management agreement, as amended from time to time.

§ 9-701.2 Connection to water system.

[Ord. No. 24-1987]
Notwithstanding the provisions of the City Public Health Code,[1] the water system of all buildings which are within 200 feet of the water system shall be connected thereto, and any such building shall not use another water supply.
Editor's Note: See Title 6, Public Health Code.

§ 9-701.3 Access to premises.

[Ord. No. 122-1967]
An authorized agent of the Bureau of Water shall have full access at all reasonable times to all parts of the premises to which water service is supplied for the purpose of making all necessary inspections.

§ 9-701.4 Repair of leaks or breaks.

[Ord. No. 27-1918]
It shall be the duty of the owners or occupants of all premises within the City to repair all leaks or breaks that may occur in the water lateral lines which supply, have supplied, or are capable of supplying their respective premises within 72 hours after service of notice to do so by the Director of Public Works or a designee, which notice shall be considered properly served when left with an adult person residing upon or for the time in charge of the premises.
[Ord. No. 36-1986]
If any owner or occupant fails, refuses or neglects to comply with the notice provided pursuant to Subsection A hereof, the Director may proceed forthwith to make or have made the necessary repairs and collect the cost thereof from the owner or occupant of the premises in question according to law. The Director shall also have the right to cut off the water supply to such premises until the repairs are made or the cost thereof is paid by the owner or occupant of the premises.

§ 9-701.5 Meters required.

[Ord. No. 122-1967]
Water service will be rendered to consumers solely through meters, which shall be purchased from the City and installed by a registered plumber.

§ 9-701.6 Meter tampering or removal.

[Ord. No. 17-1956]
No person or any agent or employee thereof shall set, reset or remove any water meters without written permission from, and in the manner provided by, the Director of Public Works. All meters so removed shall be returned to the pipeline shop of the City within 48 hours after removal by the licensed plumber removing the same.
Regardless of the cause of the removal, a water meter which has been removed shall be replaced by the property owner within 15 days of removal of the meter or discovery of or notice of the same.
[Ord. No. 28-1995]

§ 9-701.7 Bill rendering and payment.

[Ord. No. 122-1967]
All bills for water service shall be made out in the name of the property owner who shall be responsible to the City for the payment thereof.
All bills shall be rendered at the end of the current billing period, either monthly, quarterly or semiannually, as determined by the Bureau of Operations and Revenue, and shall be due and payable upon presentation.

§ 9-701.8 Nonpayment of bill.

[Ord. No. 122-1967]
Upon failure of an owner to pay any bill when due, whether received or not, a penalty shall be imposed as provided in the Administrative Code; the water may also be shut off by the Bureau of Water upon demand of the Bureau of Operations and Revenue. When the water has been shut off for nonpayment, it shall not be turned on again until a reconnect fee, a deposit and all arrearages and penalties have been paid to the City Treasurer.

§ 9-701.9 Liens; collection of charges.

[Ord. No. 25-1979]
Charges imposed pursuant to the rates set by The Harrisburg Authority shall be a lien on the property served from the date the charge first becomes due and payable. In addition to all other rights of the City, if such charges are not paid, the City may file such liens and collect the same in the manner provided by the law for the filing and collection of municipal liens and claims and may proceed to collect such charges by an action in assumpsit in the name of the City against the owner of the property charged.

§ 9-701.10 Fluoridation authorized.

[Ord. No. 31-1970]
The Mayor is hereby authorized and directed to provide for and to cause the public water supply of the City to be fluoridated and to acquire the necessary equipment and supplies and obtain approval of the appropriate public authorities in order to carry into effect the provisions of this section.

§ 9-701.99 Penalty.

Any person who violates the provisions of this chapter shall be subject to the general code penalty, § 1-301.99 of these Codified Ordinances.